UP reports 2 more Covid deaths, 14 new cases
With two fresh Covid-19 deaths reported from the state, the toll due to the viral disease in Uttar Pradesh rose to 22,818 as the total cases of infection touched 17,09,248 with 14 new ones. One death each occurred in Mathura and Allahabad, the UP government said in a statement on Sunday. Of the 14 new Covid-19 cases, Lucknow and Varanasi reported two each. In the past 24 hours, 37 Covid patients recovered from the disease and were discharged, taking the total number of cured patients so far in the state to 16,86,165.
UAE to open for fully vaccinated tourists from Monday but with riders
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Monday will resume issuing tourist visas to those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from WHO-approved vaccines from all countries. In India’s case, it will mean Covishield as WHO is yet to approve Covaxin. The decision comes a month before Dubai Expo 2020 (delayed by Covid last year) starts from October 1, 2021. Comments have been sought from UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad on whether the change will also override UAE’s rule that a visitor should not have been in India in last 14 days, and are awaited.